|"The Lure of the Gown" (1909) director D. W. Griffith starring Florence Lawrence|
"The Lure of the Gown" is a short comedy directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson and Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.A girl gets dumped by her boyfriend for a finely dressed woman, but manages to turn her fortunes around. Florence Lawrence is the star in the film, while Arthur V. Johnson plays a smaller role as a party guest.We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print. Many early D.W...
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Twisted updating of Charles Dickins' "A Christmas Carrol," starring Bill Murray supported by a gaggle of star cameos. Wicked fun. TRIVIA: Three of Bill Murray's brothers are in this film.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; Christmas; Bill Murray; Karen Allen; John Forsythe; Carol Kane; David Johanson; Robert Mitchum
|FATHER OF THE BRIDE trailer|
Family comedies don't get any better than this. Spencer Tracy at his very best. Remade in 1991 with Steve Martin. TRIVIA: The wedding gift statue with a clock in its belly survived and also appeared in the 1991 remake.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; Spencer Tracy; Joan Bennett; Elizabeth Taylor; Billie Burke; Leo G Carroll
|THE WHITE COUNTESS trailer|
A Merchant/Ivory drama set in Shanghai during the late '30s. Haven't seen it, but I plan to. IMDB rating 6.7 CAST NOTE: Natasha Richardson is Vanessa Redgrave's daughter and Lynn Redgrave's niece.
Keywords: movie trailers; dramas; romantic dramas; historical dramas; Ralph Fiennes; Natasha Richardson; Vanessa Redgrave
|Buster Keaton's "The High Sign" (1921)|
"The High Sign" is a short comedy, starring Buster Keaton. It is part of our series "Other Favorite Films". This category includes films that do not feature a particular star from our site, but which in our view represent a major contribution of a silent movie to the Arts and Culture of the world. "The High Sign" is the first short comedy, produced by Buster Keaton as an independent film-maker after his learning experience with Roscoe Arbuckle...
Keywords: Joseph Schenck; Buster Keaton; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent comedy; silent classics; classic images; classic comedy movies; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
|COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE trailer|
Late '60s attempt at making a modern-day vampire film on the ridiculously small budget of $64,000. The plot is a bit muddled and the lack of resources shows. Nevertheless it has its moments, and over the years it's attracted a cult following. Initially released in 1970 and re-released in 2000. TRIVIA: This film began shooting as a soft core porno with the title "The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire!" Early on it was switched to straight horror, and the Iorga was changed to Yorga...
Keywords: movie trailers; horror; vampires; Robert Quarry; Roger Perry; Michael Murphy; Michael Macready; George Macready (voice)
|abandoned - the carport theatre|
Just as people come and go in our lives, so do places. Music composed and performed by The Carport Orchestra which can be found here: https://archive.org/details/abandoned_502 The Carport Theatre (2015) Larfilms (2015) Larsounds (2015)
Keywords: the carport theatre; the carport orchestra; short film
|FIRE OVER ENGLAND video quality upgrade - Erich Pommer & Alexander Korda (uncredited)|
This print is sharper, with better contrast and a much smaller download file than the existing IA copy. Worthy historical adventure and romance with an outstanding cast and excellent production values. The first film pairing of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Directed by William K Howard Released in 1937 Complete print
Keywords: Historical dramas; historical adventures; romance; Flora Robson; Raymond Massey; Leslie Banks; Laurence Olivier; Vivien Leigh
|THE MOLE PEOPLE trailer 2|
This is a sharper print than the existing IA copy. A fun lost civilization adventure with a good cast and adaquate production production values. Shot in an amazing seventeen days.
Keywords: movie trailers; sci fi; adventures; lost civilizations; John Agar; Hugh Beaumont; Nestor Paiva; Alan Napier
|THE MEMORY OF A KILLER trailer|
Belgian/Dutch crime thriller. Haven't seen it. IMDB rating 7.4
Keywords: movie trailers; thriillers; crime dramas; Koen De Bouw; Werner De Smedt; Jan Decieir
|THE PASSENGER trailer|
An Antonioni drama starring Jack Nicholson that bombed very badly in the US in spite of being a critical success. CAST NOTE: Maria Schneider is best known for her role in "The Last Tango Paris."
Keywords: movie trailers; dramas; suspense dramas; Jack Nicholson; Maria Schneider; Jenny Runacre
|"Automobile Race for the Vanderbilt Cup" (1904) cinematographer Billy Bitzer|
"Automobile Race for the Vanderbilt Cup" is a very short documentary. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.Let's all give our thanks to the Library of Congress for preserving this film and making it available to the public.Directed by unknownCinematography by Billy BitzerStarring unknownDistributed by Biogra...
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|D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Promo|
Promotional short for the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's 1926 production of "The Mikado."
Keywords: promotional shorts; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; The Mikado; Gilbert & Sullivan
|SAVING PRIVATE RYAN trailers|
Initial and second release trailers.
Keywords: movie trailers; dramas; war dramas; WW2; Normandy invasion; Tom Hanks; Tom Sizemore; Edward Burnes; Barry Pepper; Adam Goldberg
|"The Car of Death" (1914) starring Helen Holmes|
"The Car of Death" is a short action film, included in our program to illustrate the contributions of Helen Holmes and Jack Hoxie, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.In this film Helen Holmes was clearly rehearsing for the role that brought to her fame and recognition in a serial that started getting released two months later. She became the audacious star of "The Hazards of Helen", acting as the heroine of numerous railroad adventures.Jack Hoxie plays a lineman and gets credit with the name Hart Ho...
Keywords: Helen Holmes; Jack Hoxie; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic images; classic action movies; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
|RUN, FATBOY, RUN trailer|
British romantic comedy. Haven't seen it. IMDB rating 6.7
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; romantic comedies; Simon Pegg; Thandie Newton; Hank Azaria
|The Screaming Skull (HD) - Alex Nicol|
HD version of the 1958 "B" horror feature.A newlywed couple move into the man's old home, which was previously inhabited by him and his previous wife. Strange happenings abound, leading the new wife to think she may be going mad.
Keywords: American International Pictures; B movies; horror; old house; skull; terror; newlywed horror
Downloads: 1,314 (1 review)
|THE INNOCENTS trailer|
A victorian ghost story that is indelible proof you don't need buckets of phony gore to make a truly frightening movie. An excellent cast led by Deborah Kerr, innovative anamorphic cinematography and the skillful adaptation of Henry James' macarbe novel combined to produce one of the most memorable horror classics of the last century. CAST NOTE: Pamela Franklin's film debut
Keywords: movie trailers; horror; supernatural horror; ghost stories; Deborah Kerr; Peter Wyngarde; Megs Jenkins; Michael Redgrave
|DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS trailer|
Billed as a costar comedy (Steve Martin & Michael Caine) but it really is Martin's movie. Beautifully shot on location and with a worthy background score this remake of "Bedtime Story" nevertheless is too long for its plot and a rather ordinary comedy.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; conmen; Steve Martin; Michael Caine; Glenne Headly
|MARRIED TO THE MOB trailer|
Another mafia comedy? Yup, and with a slick screenplay and great cast that includes the exceptional Michelle Peiffer in the title role. Lots of fun, especially during the climactic Miami scene. After being unavailable for a number of years, it's now back on DVD. TRIVIA: So many scenes were shot for this film that didn't make it into its final release, combined they almost would have been enough to make another movie...
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; the mafia; mafia wives; Michelle Peiffer; Dean Stockwell; Mercedes Ruehl; Matthew Modine
A tryouts for prospective players at a local high school when a dark hooded stranger walks in, up to the coaches, and announces, "He is the guy".
Keywords: Tryouts Basketball; Scouts
Downloads: 285 (1 review)
|"The Avenging Conscience" (1914) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer|
"The Avenging Conscience" or "Thou Shalt Not Kill" is a crime drama. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of Robert Harron and Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.A young man is convinced that the uncle who raised him stands in his way.Directed by D. W. GriffithProduced by Majestic Motion Picture CompanyScenario by D...
Keywords: Robert Harron; Billy Bitzer; D. W. Griffith; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent drama; silent classics; classic crime drama; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
|THE 27TH DAY trailer.|
'50s sci fi without invading alien monsters and gee-whiz special effects. Instead it has a cerebral screenplay that mostly deals with human nature. Which is why it flopped on the drive-in circuit and is unfairly ignored by many persent-day fans of '50s sci fi. A good cast is headed by Gene Barry. The FX and other production values are adaquate for the story. TRIVIA: The alien spaceship interior set and other footage came from "Earth vs the Flying Saucers." CAST NOTE: The deep voice of Dr George ...
Keywords: movie trailers; sci fi; aliens; suspense dramas; cold war; Gene Barry; Valerie French; Arnold Mose; George Voskovec
|YOUNG AND INNOCENT unedited & video quality upgrade - Edward Black|
This is the complete 83 minute version which is much sharper and with a smaller download file than the 80 minute print already here at IA. The Hitchcock touch is readily apparent in this highly entertaining romantic thriller spiced with dashes of wry humor. Good cast and good FX with convincing miniatures. Adapted from Josephine Tey's novel, "A Shilling For Candles." One of Hitchcock's last all-British productions before the start of his Hollywood years...
Keywords: thrillers; romantic thrillers; Nova Pilbeam; Derrick De Marney; Percy Marmont; Edward Rigby; Hitchcock
|THE SONG OF BERNADETTE trailer|
Religious drama based on actual events novelized by Franz Werfel. Outstanding cast and lavish production. Best actress oscar to Jennifer Jones (1944) Did Marie Bernarde Soubirous (later St. Bernadette) truly have a miraculous vision? Believers still believe. Doubters still doubt. TRIVIA: Linda Darnell was the first choice to play Bernadette, but her screen reputation (not her private reputation) quickly put an end to that pipe dream...
Keywords: movie trailers; biopics; religious dramas; Jennifer Jones; Charles Bickford; Vincent Price; Lee J Cobb; Gladys Cooper
Downloads: 150 (1 review)
|BELPHEGOR, PHANTOM OF THE LOUVRE trailer|
French supernatural horror. Haven't seen it. IMBD rating 4.1
Keywords: movie trailers; horror; Sophie Marceau; Michel Serrault; Julie Christie
The infamous modern-day caveman adventure/horror with Richard Kiel in the title role. Filmed in Bronson Canyon, the most often seen hole in the ground in film and television history. The jaw-dropping complete film is here at IA.CAST NOTES: Directed by Arch Hall Sr (as Nicholas Merriwether) who also is in the cast. Although he appeared in more then 80 film and TV productions, actor/author/director Richard Kiel is most remembered for playing Jaws in the James Bond adventure, "The Spy Who Loved Me....
Keywords: movie trailers; horror; cavemen; teen exploitation; Richard Kiel; Marilyn Manning; Arch Hall Jr; Arch Hall Sr
|NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY trailer|
An eccentric American scientist (Stewart) is convinced the design of a new Britiah airliner is fatally flawed. Two women (Dietrich & Johns) believe him, but the powers that be think he's a fool. Suspenseful, intelligent screenplay. Solid cast and production. Adapted from a novel by ex-aeronautical engineer Nevil Shute. (a.k.a. "No Highway") POST SCRIPT: This 1951 film and the 1948 novel on which it was based proved to be tragically prophetic, when the design defect they mentioned caused the loss...
Keywords: movie trailers; dramas; suspense dramas; James Stewart; Marlene Dietrich; Glynis Johns; Jack Hawkins; Janette Scott
Atmospheric low budget horror set in a ghost town. Not great but it has its moments. The last film of lenendary B-movie and television director Lew Landers, who passed away prior to its release in 1963.
Keywords: movie trailers; horror; ghost towns; Rod Lauren; Steve Drexel; Tracy Olsen; Denver Pyle
|"A Search for the Evidence" (1903) cinematographer Billy Bitzer|
"A Search for the Evidence" is a very short drama. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.A suspicious woman searches hotel rooms for her possibly cheating husband with the help of a detective.Directed by unknownCinematography by Billy BitzerStarring Kathryn OstermanDistributed by Biograph CompanyRelease date ...
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|BURBON STREET SHADOWS trailer|
A TV pilot based on the Shadow that became a feature film when the TV series didn't happen, The complete film is here at IA under its original title "The Invisible Avenger." CAST NOTE: Richard Derr is probably best known for his role in George Pal's production of "When Worlds Collide."
Keywords: movie trailers; mysteries; adventures; the Shadow; Richard Derr; Mark Daniels; Helen Westcott
|NIGHT MONSTER trailer|
A Universal horror that's more mystery than horror. Lugosi and Atwill have co-star billing, but they're really in supporting roles. An okay second feature that's worth 72 minutes.
Keywords: movie trailers; mysteries; whodunits; horror; Bela Lugosi; Lionel Atwill; Leif Erickson; Irene Hervey; Ralph Morgan
|THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD trailer|
Dreadful, deadly-dull sci fi "adventure" with John Carradine and the dopiest plot ever. The complete film is here at IA. TRIVIA: Shot in 1957, but a distributor couldn't be found until 1960 when it was finally released as part of a double bill with "Teenage Zombies," which also is here at IA. Several production staff members used pseudonyms in the credits to avoid being fined by their unions for working on a non-union film...
Keywords: movie trailers; sci fi; adventures; John Carradine; Robert Clarke; Phillis Coates
|The Shadow Laughs - none credited|
A muddled mystery with an equally confused cast that features Hal Skelly as one of the most obnoxious newspaper reporters in Hollywood's long history of portraying obnoxious newspaper reporters. Not in any way related to the radio series and comic book character The Shadow. Four minutes are missing including the title card and opening credits. Written and directed by Arthur Hoert. Released in 1933...
Keywords: mysteries; whodunits; Hal Skelly; Rose Hobart; Harry T Morey; Cesar Romero
|THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS 1963 tailer|
A sci fi adventure that's entertaining in spite of FX done on the cheap and cavernous plot and continunity holes. Loosely adapted from John Wyndham's novel, "Day of the Triffids." Remade twice including a TV miniseries. Another feature film version in development. TRIVIA: One of the triffids is played by actor Mic Dillon (uncredited)
Keywords: movie trailers; sci fi; alien invasions; carnivorous plants; Howard Keel; Nicole Maurly; Janette Scott; Janina Faye
|A GUY THING trailer|
Romantic comedy. Haven't seen it. IMDB rating 5.6
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; romantic comedies; Jason Lee; Julia Stiles; Selma Blair
|TEENAGE TORTURE (a.k.a. TEENAGE ZOMBIES) trailer|
Low budget teen exploitation with a musical background stolen from "Kronos" (1957). Yes, there is a guy in a gorilla suit! "Teenage Torture" is the 2nd release title. The complete film is here at IA under its original title, "Teenage Zombies." CAST NOTE: Don Sullivan (Regg) has the leading role in "The Giant Gila Monster," which is here at IA in the restored version of its original widescreen release.
Keywords: movie trailers; sci fi; horror; teen exploitation; gorilla suits; Don Sullivan; Katherin Victor; Steve Conti
|LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING trailer|
1&1/2 hankie romantic tearjerker adapted from Han Suyin's auotbiographical novel. Multiple oscar winner including best picture (1955). TRIVIA: William Holden's character was based on the British newspaper correspondent, Ian Morrison.
Keywords: movie trailers; dramas; romantic dramas; William Holden; Jennifer Jones; Torin Thatcher
|West Of Zanzibar - NoseSilo|
1928 directed by Tod Browning starring Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Warner Baxter and Jacqueline Gadsen with Mary Nolan, Tiny Ward, Kalla Pasha and Curtis Nero. Crippled by his wife’s lover and as a result becoming seedy, a professional magician plots a horrible revenge on the man and his daughter. Soundtrack contains two brief clips of classical music easily recognized and twopieces by Bull of Heaven: "Night's Great Perimeter" and "Following the Sand", as well as added sound effects througho...
Keywords: West of Zanzibar; Lon Chaney; Tod Browning; Warner Baxter; Mary Nolan; Jacqueline Gasden; Roscoe Ward; Kalla Pasha; Curtis Nero
|THE RAVEN 1963 trailer|
Price, Lorre and Karloff together again in another horror spoof produced and directed by Roger Corman. In the words of our favorite robot, Bender, "Fun on a bun!" TRIVIA: Filmed on the same sets as "The Terror" and several other Corman classics. Roger sure knew how to stretch a buck.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; spoofs; horror spoofs; Vincent Price; Peter Lorre; Boris Karloff; Jack Nicholson; Hazel Court
|TEENAGE ZOMBIES video quality upgrade - Jerry Warren|
This print is sharper with better contrast and a smaller download file than the existing IA copy. Entertainingly bad teen exploitation with a whacky screenplay, low production values and awful acting. A gorilla suit is the ketchup on the corndog. Produced and directed by Jerry Warren. Released in 1960. a.k.a. "Teenage Torture" (2nd release title). Complete print. TRIVIA: The title and background music were stolen from "Kronos" (1957) CAST NOTE: Don Sullivan (Regg) also has the leading role in "T...
Keywords: sci fi; horror; teen exploitation; gorilla suits; Don Sullivan; Katherin Victor; Steve Conti
|PERILS OF THE JUNGLE surviving footage|
"Perils of the Jungle" (1927) was a silent serial, the footage from which producer Leuis Weiss combined with new sound footage of two guys in gorilla suits to create the infamous audience rip-off, "The White Gorilla." "The White Gorilla" is here at IA in the Feature Films Collection.
Keywords: silent serials; silent film footage; The White Gorilla
|THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO trailer|
A grand old-school dramatic adventure, and a childhood favorite that didn't disappoint when many, many years later I saw it for the second time. NOTE: The novels and short stories of Alexandre Dumas have been adapted for the big and small screens 259 times including the presently on-going TV series "The Musketeers" (2015) CAST NOTE: This is the only film Robert Donat made in the US. Frail health often prevented him from traveling overseas...
Keywords: movie trailers; dramas; adventures; romantic dramas; Robert Donat; Elissa Landi; Sidney Blackmer; Louis Calhern
|THE COMEDY OF TERRORS trailer|
Price, Lorre, Karloff, Rathbone and Joe E Brown in a horror movie spoof. If the comedy doesn't always work as well as it should, it's still a lot of fun seeing these screen legends playing against each other. CAST NOTE: The cat Rhubarb listed in the opening and closing credits isn't the Rhubarb in the feline baseball comedy "Rhubarb." To be the same he would have to have been the Methuselah of cats.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; spoofs; horror spoofs; Vincent Price; Peter Lorre; Boris Karloff; Basil Rathbone; Joe E Brown; Joyce Jameson
|Two-Gun Man From Harlem - Richard C Kahn|
This is a B-western with an all-black cast that includes Spencer Williams and Mantan Moreland. Mantan's part isn't large, but he does have some very telling moments. Unfortunately this print represents the poor state of preservation of many surviving race films. Written and Directed by Richard C Kahn. Released in 1938. Approximately 4 minutes are missing. SPECIAL NOTE: The copyright notice in the opening credits refers to content not included here...
Keywords: westerns; race films; all-black casts; Herbert (Herb) Jeffries; Spencer Williams (Jr); Mantan Moreland; Margureite Witten
|FROZEN ALIVE trailer|
Sluggish West German sci fi with a German/American cast. It might be worth watching during the next heatwave, otherwise skip it.
Keywords: movie trailers; sci fi; cryogenics; Mark Stevens; Marianne Koch
|"Getting Even" (1909) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer|
"Getting Even" is a short comedy directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of Arthur V. Johnson and Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.Arthur V. Johnson is the piano player at the party.We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print. Many early D.W. Griffith films are only available in a paper print format, and we are all very lucky that they have survived the trials of time for us to enjoy.Directed by ...
Keywords: D.W. Griffith; Billy Bitzer; Biograph Company; Mary Pickford; Arthur V. Johnson; silent film; silent movie stars; free classic film; old movies; silent film streaming; silent era; archive films; rare films; silent comedy; silent classics; classic images; classic films on line; classic movies on line; silent films on line; silent movies on line; good silent movies; old movies online; free classic movie; fine old movies
A great cast, smart screenplay and no-nonsense direction should make this one of the best grifter comedies since "The Young in Heart" (1938) and "The Lady Eve" (1941, but it's too long.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; romantic comedies; grifters; con women; Sigourney Weaver; Jennifer Love Hewitt; Ray Liotta; Gene Hackman; Anne Bancroft
One does not mess with a 300-year-old British witch, especially if her decendant is Lon Chaney! Recommended for classic horror buffs as one of the better non-Hammer British fright fests. TRIVIA: There are thirteen in the cast, the number required for a witches' coven.
Keywords: movie trailers; horror; British horror; witches; witchcraft; Lon Chaney (Jr); Jack Hedley; Jill Dixon; Yvette Rees
|LEGALLY BLONDE 2 trailer|
A disappointing sequel recommended only for devoted Reese Witherspoon fans.
Keywords: movie trailers; comedies; lawyers; Reese Witherspoon; Sally Field; Bob Newhart